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Announcing The Full Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014

techcrunch.com — TechCrunch Disrupt hits San Francisco September 6-10 at its new home at Pier 48, and we're excited to announce the full agenda. The event will span five days and feature industry titans, noted thought leaders and experienced entrepreneurs. General admission tickets are still available. Luminaries like Peter Thiel, Vinod Khosla and Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen will speak.
Aug 28, 2014

Announcing The Full Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 techcrunch.com/2014/08/28/ann… via @techcrunch

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Singld Out, A DNA-Based Dating Service, Can Match You With Dates Who Will Smell Sexy

techcrunch.com — There are dozens, if not hundreds, of services out there to help you find someone you might like to have sex with. But there are very few that are run solely by two female founders, and even fewer that use "biological compatibility" as a criteria for matching two users.
Aug 28, 2014

RT @jordanrcrook: Singld Out, A DNA-Based Dating Service, Can Match You With Dates Who Will Smell Sexy wp.me/p1FaB8-4oTf

Aug 28, 2014

uh MT @LSH: This piece is either "Female founders using science!" or "I just can't with this" or ... techcrunch.com/2014/08/28/sin…

Aug 28, 2014

Singld Out, A DNA-Based Dating Service, Can Match You With Dates Who Will Smell Sexy wp.me/p1FaB8-4oTf

Google Launches Guest Mode For Chrome Beta

techcrunch.com — Google is launching a new feature in the Chrome beta channel for Windows, Mac and Linux today that will make it easier - and safer - to let others use your computer. Typically, when you give your laptop to somebody else, it's pretty trivial for the other person to access your personal data, too.
Aug 28, 2014

Tech Crunch: Google Launches Guest Mode For Chrome Beta -  Google is launching a new feature in the Chrome b... owl.li/2MAT5X

Instagram Is Down

techcrunch.com — Don't worry, it's not just you. For the second time this year, Instagram is down hard. At least on my end, it's completely down. You might be able to get to Instagram.com, but the app has been rendered mostly useless. Seems it's been that way for about an hour.

How Many People See Your Tweets? Twitter Opens Its Nifty Analytics Dashboard To Everyone

techcrunch.com — Back in July, Twitter launched a really nifty analytics dashboard. A bit like Google Analytics for tweets, it allows you to gauge the performance of each and every tweet you sent. How many people saw it? How many of those actually clicked your links?
Aug 28, 2014

RT @SoccerJock007: Gotta luv it!! Twitter Opens Its Analytics Dashboard To Everyone - damn had no idea how many views I'm gettin' >>> http:…

Aug 28, 2014

This is cool RT @gussilber: for social data-junkies: Twitter now lets everyone analyse & measure their Twittability. tcrn.ch/1AWUmAa

Aug 27, 2014

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Cloud Note-Taking App Notability Launches On Desktop Just In Time For Students Heading Back To School

techcrunch.com — For the last few years, Notability has emerged as one of the favorite apps for students who wish to take notes during class while also recording audio of their lectures. The app, which was already available for the iPhone and iPad, is now bringing all the same functionality to the desktop, rounding out all the places where its users might want to access their notes.
Aug 28, 2014

Cloud Note-Taking App Notability Launches On Desktop Just In Time For Students Heading Back To School techcrunch.com/2014/08/28/not…

Aug 28, 2014

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In-App Is An App That Searches In Your Apps

techcrunch.com — Are users itching for a better way to search through the information contained within their mobile apps, bypassing the web and traditional search? Developer Steve Taylor decided to find out, and is now launching an iOS application called In-App which is essentially a Google-like search engine where links automatically open up your apps when tapped.

Apple Confirms Special Event For September 9, Likely For iPhones

techcrunch.com — Apple has sent out invites to a special event it's holding on September 9, where we will almost certainly get our first official look at the next iPhone.
Aug 28, 2014

I’ll be at the Apple event covering for TechCrunch and quietly having a panic attack as usual: techcrunch.com/2014/08/28/app…

IFTTT Lands $30 Million Series B From Norwest Venture Partners, A16Z

techcrunch.com — IFTTT (If This Then That) has just announced that the company has closed $30 million in Series B funding led by Norwest Venture Partners with participation from existing investor A16Z. As part of the deal, IFTTT is also bringing on a new board member in the form of Josh Goldman, general partner at Norwest who also holds advisory roles on 15 other boards, according to CrunchBase.
Aug 28, 2014

RT @jordanrcrook: IFTTT Lands $30 Million Series B From Norwest Venture Partners, A16Z wp.me/p1FaB8-4p2w

Aug 28, 2014

IFTTT Lands $30 Million Series B From Norwest Venture Partners, A16Z wp.me/p1FaB8-4p2w

Burning Man Founders Admit The Festival Has Jumped The Shark But That’s Okay

techcrunch.com — The stories of billionaires flying into Burning Man on private jets with hired sherpas, body guards turning people away from VIP art cars and private glamp camps going for $25K in dues seems to be on everyone's lips at the annual festival in the desert.
Aug 28, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Burning Man Founders Admit The Festival Has Jumped The Shark But That's Okay tcrn.ch/1C7HbOg by @sarahbuhr

Nintendo’s Mario Kart DLC Is The Best (And Also The Worst)

techcrunch.com — Nintendo has seen better times. Back in June, the company announced a quarterly loss despite tripling sales of its flagship console, the Wii U. The numbers were bad, but look even worse when looking back with context: if Nintendo sold the Wii U at the same rate as the previous quarter for a year, it would only sell about 2 million units.
Aug 28, 2014

This lap of Mario Kart was brought to you in part by the brilliant engineers at Mercedes techcrunch.com/2014/08/28/nin… pic.twitter.com/RkUGhjvDcu

Dyson’s New Teaser Explains Why They’ve Been Spending So Much On Robots

techcrunch.com — Dyson is teasing a big announcement for September 4, and it released a new video teaser to get people thinking about what might be unveiled. The video shows a lab as seen from the perspective of a particularly wide-angle lens, along with quick bursts of schematic imagery that's somewhat suggestive of robotic vacuum designs, with a circular device even depicted rolling along the floor at one point in the video.
Aug 28, 2014

It doesn't. "Dyson’s New Teaser Explains Why They’ve Been Spending So Much On Robots" @TechCrunch techcrunch.com/2014/08/28/dys…

A Chat With Jack Conte, Musician And Entrepreneur

techcrunch.com — Jack Conte is a busy guy. He and his partner, Nataly Dawn, are on tour with Pomplamoose, a band that rivals only OK Go in their dedication to weird and wacky video production and Conte is also co-founder of Patreon, a way to pay artists for their work.

Microsoft Azure Now Supports Google’s Kubernetes For Managing Docker Containers

techcrunch.com — Back in June, Microsoft announced that it would bring support for managing Docker containers with the help of Google's open-source Kubernetes tool to Azure and today, it is making good on this promise. Most of the work on this integration was done by Microsoft Open Technologies, the company's subsidiary for working on open-source technologies and interfacing with the open-source community.
Aug 28, 2014

WUT? RT @Techmeme: Google's open sourced tool Kubernetes can now be used to manage Docker containers on Azure techcrunch.com/2014/08/28/mic…

CalPal Adds Messaging To Your Calendar To Simplify Making Plans With Friends

techcrunch.com — Making plans with friends can be like herding cats. Finding out who's available when and trying to get everyone to agree on a place to meet at a certain time is one of the most problematic issues facing this current generation. Unfortunately, most of today's messaging and calendaring are insufficiently prepared to deal with this problem.
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